Beyond Sunset - DEMO OUT NOW

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m1lk wrote:well steam wont let me download the demo because im on mac. any way to download the pk3 and run it through gzdoom?
If the author is ok with it I can grab the demo from Steam for you.
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m1lk wrote:well steam wont let me download the demo because im on mac. any way to download the pk3 and run it through gzdoom?
https://metacorp.itch.io/beyond-sunset

Grab it from itch.io. A mac native version is coming, I just need to get a mac. Works with stock gzdoom just fine tho!
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Custodian wrote:If you're someone who has a way to get in contact with the original HacX team / Banjo Software, please shoot me a DM! I am interested in licensing/buying the IP for HacX.
Aww man... Actually i wish i could contact the developers of Hacx but unfortunately i don't even know where they are now. As a person who also love the og game, i'd like to know if they're doing okay or not. If that really happens, can't wait to see it being upgraded to the max!
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You can try shooting them a message here, but ever since GZDoom moved to ZDoom.org, DRD Team has been mostly a ghost town (we still do have a sheriff with a shotgun though, to shoot those pesky spam bot zombies away), so it might be a while until someone bothers to go and check.
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Custodian wrote:
m1lk wrote:well steam wont let me download the demo because im on mac. any way to download the pk3 and run it through gzdoom?
https://metacorp.itch.io/beyond-sunset

Grab it from itch.io. A mac native version is coming, I just need to get a mac. Works with stock gzdoom just fine tho!
oh shit, thanks! trying it out now!
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okay, im playing this right now, and this is awesome! and at the same time im kind of pissed i cant buy it just yet
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m1lk wrote:okay, im playing this right now, and this is awesome! and at the same time im kind of pissed i cant buy it just yet
Did I mention that we have a patreon? we have a patreon.

In case you're not able to join the Patreon, I gave a friend of mine access to the Patreon content, you can see highlights / review here:

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I must say, this is a very impressive piece of work. The use of colour, the aesthetic, the level design... two thumbs up. Mind, the weapon sounds are kind of weak, the katana's animation could be better, and the platforming is kind of floaty. And the demo boss feels kind of excessive in the dakka it puts out, though that might just be me being bad at bullet hell games. If the rest of the game is anywhere near as polished as the demo, this is definitely one I want to play. Have you considered trying to put it on GOG too?
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Custodian wrote:If you're someone who has a way to get in contact with the original HacX team / Banjo Software, please shoot me a DM! I am interested in licensing/buying the IP for HacX.
Bruh
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Surely they weren't being sus toward the author because Hacx is even to this day haven't seen the light for a decade. While i do believe it must remain royalty-free as the og owner, Nostromo said on DRD Team Forum, they could contact him somehow and work together to make it happen.
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To clarify my interest in HacX, it's a game I have some very fond memories of, but going back to revisit it and the "2.0" versions lurking around, I feel like it deserves a proper remaster. The art of HacX is a very weird and very cool take on the cyberpunk genre, it's a far cry from the hypersaturated retrofuturist wackiness of Beyond Sunset.

Something I really wish I had access to is the 3D models used to create HacX's sprites. I think it would be great to see HacX brought back as a neo-retro shooter, but with graphics closer to something like cruelty squad or ultrakill
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Small Update, you can check out a video showing some footage from Episode 2 here: https://twitter.com/sunset_city_rpg/sta ... U3KEHCajSg
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We're attending the Denver Indie Games expo!
The event is Saturday, November 26th from 11:00AM to 9:00PM MST at Black Sky Brewery in Denver, Colorado. Swing by and meet the team!
Event details here!

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